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I assume that the rebar is continuous?  If not, it's an unusual way to construct a basement wall.  Either way, water ingress may be an issue.

Thor Tandy P.Eng MIStructE
Victoria, BC
Canada
vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 1:02 AM
Subject: Baement Walls (Slot Cuts )

 
I have an apartment building project with an underground parking. The contractor is planning to construct the basement walls in segments of 8 ft. (slot cuts). The walls are to be constructed using ABC method, i.e., pouring the A segment first then the B segment then the C portion of the wall alternately.  I don't see any problem with this although I would have preferred a one continuous pouring. 
 
With the slot cuts method, initally I worry about the cold joints but since the basement wall is designed in vertical strip then I figured my worry is not justifiable.  Am I missing something?
 
I am anxious to hear for your input.
 
Thanks in advance.  I will appreciate it.
 
 
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